Growing Roots: A Primer on the Key Forestry Issues Affecting Your Company
When: Thursday, February 25
11 a.m. to Noon, EST
Join us for an introduction to sustainable forest management with American Forest Foundation's Director of Certification and GreenBlue's Senior Manager of Forest Products. This session will include an overview of the important forestry issues affecting companies today, including the pivotal role of family owned woodlands, from which an estimated 50% of domestic wood supplies originate. We will provide a basic orientation to key terms and concepts associated with sustainable forestry including biodiversity, best management practices and forest conversion. In addition, the session offers a snapshot of family landowners, a group that collectively own more than a third of America’s forests. Who are they? What motivates them? How might their management affect supply chains?
Senior Director of Certification, American Tree Farm System
Sarah Crow is the Senior Director of Certification at the American Forest Foundation (AFF). In her role, she oversees technical elements AFF’s certification programming and growth initiatives. She works to build partnerships across sectors and geographies and has served on several committees related to market verification and smallholder engagement. Sarah was a Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine and holds a BS in Forestry from University of Montana and MS Natural Resources from University of Vermont.
Senior Manager of Forest Products, GreenBlue
Tom joined GreenBlue in 2009 and is Senior Manager of GreenBlue’s Forest Products program. Tom has worked on sustainability initiatives in the forest products sector for over seven years with a focus on the business value of sustainability. Tom’s responsibilities at GreenBlue include providing oversight and strategic direction for Forest Products programs, including the Forest Products Working Group – a coalition of leadership companies leveraging supply chain collaboration to address unmet needs in the forest products sector. FPWG projects have included providing guidelines for sustainable paper purchasing, value innovation for forest certification, and the web-based environmental paper assessment tool.